The long-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide parenting programme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/326195
Title:
The long-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide parenting programme
Authors:
Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim; von Tetzchner, Stephen; Clucas, Claudine; Sherr, Lorraine
Abstract:
Short-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) for parents in the general population has been studied. The aim of this paper was to investigate the longer term impact of the ICDP programme on parents looking for sustained changes 6–12 months after the programme. For this, a nonclinical caregiver group attending the ICDP programme (N ¼ 79) and a nonattending comparison group (N ¼ 62) completed questionnaires on parenting, psychosocial functioning, and child difficulties before, on completion and 6–12 months after the ICDP programme. Analyses compare changes in scores over time. The results revealed that the ICDP group showed significantly improved scores on parenting measures, less loneliness, and trends towards improved self-efficacy compared to the comparison group 6–12 months after programme completion. The ICDP group also reported that their children spent significantly less time on television and computer games and a trend towards fewer child difficulties. Key positive effects sustained over time but at a somewhat lower level, supporting community-wide implementation of ICDP as a general parenting programme. It is concluded that more intensive training with follow-up sessions should be considered to sustain and boost initial gains.
Affiliation:
University of Oslo ; University of Oslo ; University College London ; University College London
Citation:
European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Publication Date:
21-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/326195
DOI:
10.1080/17405629.2014.950219
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/pedp20/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/3.0/, which permits the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
ISSN:
1740-5629
EISSN:
1740-5610
Sponsors:
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion.
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Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorSkar, Ane-Marthe Solheimen
dc.contributor.authorvon Tetzchner, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorClucas, Claudineen
dc.contributor.authorSherr, Lorraineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-17T11:48:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-17T11:48:34Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-21-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014en
dc.identifier.issn1740-5629-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17405629.2014.950219-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/326195-
dc.descriptionThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/3.0/, which permits the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.en
dc.description.abstractShort-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) for parents in the general population has been studied. The aim of this paper was to investigate the longer term impact of the ICDP programme on parents looking for sustained changes 6–12 months after the programme. For this, a nonclinical caregiver group attending the ICDP programme (N ¼ 79) and a nonattending comparison group (N ¼ 62) completed questionnaires on parenting, psychosocial functioning, and child difficulties before, on completion and 6–12 months after the ICDP programme. Analyses compare changes in scores over time. The results revealed that the ICDP group showed significantly improved scores on parenting measures, less loneliness, and trends towards improved self-efficacy compared to the comparison group 6–12 months after programme completion. The ICDP group also reported that their children spent significantly less time on television and computer games and a trend towards fewer child difficulties. Key positive effects sustained over time but at a somewhat lower level, supporting community-wide implementation of ICDP as a general parenting programme. It is concluded that more intensive training with follow-up sessions should be considered to sustain and boost initial gains.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/pedp20/currenten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Journal of Developmental Psychologyen
dc.subjectearly child developmenten
dc.subjectcaregiver guidanceen
dc.subjectcommunity interventionen
dc.subjectlong term follow-upen
dc.subjectInternational Child Development Programmeen
dc.titleThe long-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide parenting programmeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1740-5610-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Oslo ; University of Oslo ; University College London ; University College Londonen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychologyen
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